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Critical Conversations

These ongoing events and resources are provided to create space for and educate one another about our multiple cultural contexts, activism, civil discourse, and academic engagement. Events will be updated regularly on the calendar and page

Past Events


Cultural Highlights

Celebrate and honor the diversity and richness of human cultures at Pratt, through traditions, practices, values, beliefs, and customs, including heritage, religious, and spiritual holidays. 

Guidance for Public Gatherings (Demonstrations, Protests, Vigils)

Building on the existing guidance of Pratt’s Community Standards, Nondiscrimination and Anti-Harassment Policy, and other resources to help students, faculty, and staff gather safely and responsibly on Pratt’s campuses.

Faculty Resources

Faculty can find resources and self-paced learning materials provided by Pratt’s Center for Teaching and Learning.

Safety and Support Resources

Learn more about on-campus safety and support resources for students, faculty, and staff.

Student Organizations

Explore identity and ideas through clubs, organizations, athletics, recreation, and student employment opportunities.

Community Standards

Pratt’s community standards foster and encourage a spirit of concern and respect for others, committed to responsible freedom and interdependence.

Upholding Freedom of Expression, Mutual Respect, and Compassion

Read the November 3, 2023 communication to the community addressing issues, concerns, and fears raised on campus by the conflict in the Middle East.

Being a Community of Care during Protests and Conflict

Read the May 5, 2024 communication calling the Pratt community to choose their words and actions wisely while protesting or engaging in critical conversations with one another.

State of the Institute 2024

President Frances Bronet addresses campus climate in her annual report to the Pratt Institute community.

Executive Committee of Pratt’s Board Meets to Review Calls for Divestment and Transparency

The Investment and Executive Committees of the board met at the end of June to consider a resolution presented to them by the Academic Senate regarding transparency and divestment. The Board called two special meetings ahead of their scheduled Fall meetings following the commitment they made at the May board meeting to do so.